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Malcolm X

Activist, Criminal (19-May-1925 — 21-Feb-1965)


Magnus O. Bassey. Malcolm X and African American Self-Consciousness. Edwin Mellen Press. 2005. 216pp.

George Breitman. The Last Year of Malcolm X: The Evolution of a Revolutionary. New York: Merit Publishers. 1967. 169pp.

Clayborne Carson (editor). Malcolm X: The FBI File. Carroll & Graf. 1991. 514pp.

Kenneth B. Clark. The Negro Protest: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. Beacon Press. 1963. 56pp.

John Henrik Clarke (editor). Malcolm X: The Man and His Times. New York: Macmillan. 1969. 360pp. Essays, interviews, speeches and writings.

James H. Cone. Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 1991. 358pp.

Richard Curtis. The Life of Malcolm X. Philadelphia, PA: Macrae Smith. 1971. 160pp.

Lenwood G. Davis. Malcolm X: A Selected Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1984. 146pp.

Thulani Davis; Howard Chapnick (photo editor). Malcolm X: The Great Photographs. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang. 1992. 166pp.

Louis A. DeCaro, Jr.. Malcolm and the Cross: The Nation of Islam, Malcolm X, and Christianity. New York, NY: New York University Press. 1998. 270pp.

Louis A. DeCaro, Jr.. On the Side of My People: A Religious Life of Malcolm X. New York University Press. 1997. 344pp.

Michael Eric Dyson. Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X. New York: Oxford University Press. 1995. 256pp.

Karl Evanzz. The Judas Factor: The Plot to Kill Malcolm X. Thunder's Mouth Press. 1992. 389pp.

Peter Goldman. The Death and Life of Malcolm X. New York: Harper & Row. 1973. 438pp.

Hakim Jamal. From the Dead Level: Malcolm X and Me. London: Andre Deutsch. 1971. 240pp.

Robert L. Jenkins. The Malcolm X Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 2002. 664pp.

Regina Jennings. Malcolm X and the Poetics of Haki Madhubuti. McFarland. 2006. 288pp.

Timothy V. Johnson. Malcolm X: A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography. Taylor & Francis. 1986. 192pp.

Benjamin Karim; with Peter Skutches; David Gallen. Remembering Malcolm: The Story of Malcolm X from Inside the Muslim Mosque by His Assistant Minister, Benjamin Karin. New York: Carroll & Graf. 1992. 206pp.

Baba Zak A. Kondo. Conspiracys: Unravelling the Assassination of Malcolm X. Nubia Press. 1993. 364pp.

Edward Roland Leader. Understanding Malcolm X: The Controversial Changes in His Political Philosophy. New York: Vantage Press. 1993. 211pp.

Louis E. Lomax. When the Word is Given: A Report on Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, and the Black Muslim World. Cleveland, OH: World Publishing. 1963. 223pp.

Shawna Maglangbayan. Garvey, Lumumba and Malcolm: Black National-Separatists. Chicago, IL: Third World Press. 1972.

Manning Marable. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. New York: Viking Press. 2011. 594pp.

Theresa Perry. Teaching Malcolm X: Popular Culture and Literacy. London: Routledge. 1995. 246pp.

Andrew P. Smallwood. An Afrocentric Study of the Intellectual Development, Leadership Praxis and Pedagogy of Malcolm X. Edwin Mellen Press. 2001. 202pp.

Robert E. Terrill. Malcolm X: Inventing Radical Judgment. Michigan State University Press. 2004. 256pp.

James A. Tyner. The Geography of Malcolm X: Black Radicalism and the Remaking of American Space. Routledge. 2005. 194pp.

Eugene Victor Wolfenstein. The Victims of Democracy: Malcolm X and the Black Revolution. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 1981.

Malcolm X; with Alex Haley. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. New York: Grove Press. 1965. 455pp.


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  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.738)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.478)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.449)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.957)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.683)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.322)

  14. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.466)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.639)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.468)

  17. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.333-37)

  18. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, pp.243-45)

  19. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.329)

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